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Start Date(s): September


Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

Course Summary

This module aims to apply an integrated knowledge and evidence base approach to the management of complex spinal pathology thus providing you with an enhanced range of clinical knowledge and skills in this specialist area.

It provides you with the opportunity to study and be taught by experts in the field and an opportunity for hands-on assessment and treatment workshops.

It is unique in that it covers the whole spectrum of spinal disorders from paediatric to the complex spines including tumours and infection. The wealth of expertise from neurosurgery, radiology, pain management in addition to orthopaedics.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a BSc (Hons) or equivalent health care degree or qualification in medicine equivalent to MBBS. You should also have a specialist interest in spinal orthopaedics, or be a doctor, nurse or therapist wishing to specialise within this area.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

IELTS minimum 6.5 with no element below 6

Suitable For

This course is aimed at surgical trainees/orthopaedic surgical trainees (foundation level and above), sports physicians, specialist orthopaedic allied health professionals and nurses wishing to expand their knowledge and skills at a master's level.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,425 per 30 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


This module is delivered part-time and offers a flexible approach. This module is delivered by a blend of lectures, debates, tutorials and practical laboratory based session.

There are student directed e-learning tasks, and formative assessments delivered in a variety of formats.


The module is delivered by a blended learning package including lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and self directed study with both specialist and academic tutors to guide your development in practice.


Enhance your career progression within spinal orthopaedic management.  

This module will assist orthopaedic doctors and other specialists in spinal conditions to progress in this field. Many students have progressed to higher posts in spinal patient management roles as a result of achieving success in this module.  

Contact with a range of specialists including radiologists, consultant spinal neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, pain management anesthetists and a range of advanced therapists acts to increase your networks in this field.

Links with Industry

This module offers strong links with the NHS partners and consultants and experts within their field.  

There are a number of partners in industry which allows us to offer the most up to date surgical equipment and techniques.

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